Afghan officials said Thursday the Taliban have killed 30 policemen in a blistering overnight attack in western Farah province.
Provincial council member Dadullah Qani said the onslaught on the police outpost in the province's district of Khaki Safed began late on Wednesday and continued for more than four hours.
In Kabul, lawmaker Samiullah Samim said the district police commander, Abdul Jabhar, was among those killed.
The Taliban managed to flee with a large amount of weapons and ammunition, officials said.
Samim said retaliatory airstrikes killed 17 Taliban fighters.